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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 21, 2021 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Ha--fair point; I had just rec'd it and all I could conclude was she defn has a good voice, period (as opposed to those described above folks were debating).

It came about via a discussion on Zulu folk music (I had no idea about the origin of the Token's hit).

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 22, 2021 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

For those who would like an education on the origins of the song and how the descendants of the illiterate songwriter from South Africa at least were able to recoup a little of what was taken from him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/22/world/africa/in-the-jungle-the-unjust-jungle-a-small-victory.html

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 22, 2021 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Thanks for the link; sad story--amazing how many people covered it, and had hits w it.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 23, 2021 5:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

I would have to say this goes down as the most informative, and civil, hijack in recent memory.

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 24, 2021 3:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

The NY Times told me to subscribe in order to read the story. In any case, in the mid-90's I saw the Tokens play at a local County Fair

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 24, 2021 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

https://performingsongwriter.com/lion-sleeps-tonight/

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 23, 2021 6:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Give it time

Thanks for posting this

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 21, 2021 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Tokens were right up there with Pat Boone when it came to cultural appropriation.